GETTING A LIBRARY CARD

Library cards are available to all residents of Texas free of charge. Customers will need to show photo identification and proof of current residential address. Customers are financially responsible for items checked out on their accounts.

LOAN PERIODS

ITEM                                                 LIMIT                
CHECK-OUT
Books 25 3 Weeks
New Books 25 2 Weeks
Book on CD 4 3 Weeks
Music CDs 4 3 Weeks
Blu-Ray/DVDs 10 3 Weeks
Magazines 5 3 Weeks

RENEWALS
New Items may be renewed twice for a maximum checkout of six weeks. Standard items may be renewed twice for a maximum checkout of 9 weeks. Exceptions include Blu-Ray/DVDs and items on hold for another customer.

FINES
Fines are charged for most materials at a rate of $0.25 per day, per item for all overdue library materials and cost of the item plus a $10.00 fee for all unreturned items. Items cannot be checked out or renewed if your fine exceeds $10.00.  Fines for Blu-Ray/DVDs are charged at a rate of $1.00 per day.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL) SERVICES
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ILL service is available at Pasadena Public Library to established library customers who meet the following criteria:
•    Library account must have a working email or local phone number listed.
•    Library account must be free of usage blocks.
•    Library account cannot be expired or temporary.

Some limitations on requests do apply:
•    Items owned by Pasadena Public Library cannot be requested through the ILL service.
•    New items (published last six months) should not be requested through the ILL service.
•    Customers cannot exceed 5 requests at a time.

Please note that ILL materials are coming from libraries across the country and each library may have different rules about delivery, renewals and fees.  Delivery time is usually 2 to 4 weeks.  Checkout is limited to one 4-week checkout with no renewals.  Additional time is dependent upon the lending library.  Ask the ILL librarian at the Central library to make the request.  The libraries we borrow from usually do not have fees or lending restrictions. 

Each ILL material will come with an ILL slip wrapped around or otherwise attached to the item.  Loss of this slip incurs a fine of $2.00, as the slip contains the barcode needed to check in the item.  ILL materials should be returned inside, directly at the Circulation desk.

Have questions?  Please feel free to contact the library.

 

MEETING SPACES
Large Meeting Space
Both libraries have large meeting rooms that are primarily for the use of the library and other city departments.
When not in use, this space is available for a fee to non-profits and other local organizations. For availability and other information, please call 713-475-7008.

Small Meeting Space
Both libraries have small rooms (1-4 people) available on a same-day, first-come first-serve basis. Inquire at the Check Out desk for availability. A library card is required.
 
 
TECHNOLOGY
Public Computers: Free
Wifi Access: Free 24 hours a day
Microfilm and Reader (Central Only): Free
Scanning: Free
Printers: $0.15 black & white printing; $0.50 color printing
Copiers: $0.15 per letter size page
Fax: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page
Earbuds: $1.75
 
 
MICROFILM/MICROFICHE READER
The Central Library has a microfilm/fiche reader and scanner available for patrons to use; this machine is located in the computer lab, please check in the Help Desk for use. You can use the reader to view, save, print, and email yourself images from microfilm/fiche reader.
 
 
NOTARY SERVICES
Pasadena Library offers Notary Service free of charge to Pasadena Library card holders.  The service is available at both libraries (Central & Fairmont) Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Customers are responsible for providing proper identification and witnesses. 
 
 
PROCTORING SERVICES
The Pasadena Public Library offers free proctoring services. The patron must make arrangements with the library staff prior to taking the test. Tests can be administered online, on paper, or using a computer to type your responses. For details, contact the Central Information Desk at 713.477.0276 x 4120 or the Fairmont Library at 281.998.1095.